Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Sheep to Shawl Festival

2011 Sheep to Shawl Festival

Sunday May 1, 2011
Noon - 4:00pm
Daniel Kissam House Museum
434 Park Ave., Huntington

Free admission and fun for the entire family. 
Celebrate Spring as they present sheep shearing, llamas, angoras, traditional textile demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, rug hooking, tatting, and lace making.  Children can partake in crafts and games.  Enjoy tours of the historic Kissam House. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New at the National Archives

NARA has launched a new Online Public Access Catalog.
It's been designed to provide a single, centralized catalog to search across multiple research catalogs at once.  It includes access to the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archives (ERA).  It is intended to make records of the federal government easier to find. 

Alien Files Find New Home at the Kansas City National Archives
For the first time, more than 300,000 case files on alien residents of the United States who were born 1909 and prior are now open to the public at the National Archives at Kansas City.  "Alien Files" (commonly referred to as "A-Files") were utilized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service starting on April 1, 1944, as a means of recording the details of any active case of an alien not yet naturalized as they passed through the United States immigration and inspection process.  They contain a wealth of information such as photographs, correspondence, birth certificates, health records and more.  The files may be viewed in person at the National Archives in Kansas City or copies of files may be ordered for a fee. For more information visit .

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's New in

Huntington Public Library and the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society present.....

What's New in Family Research?
April 27th, 7pm, Auditorium, Main Library is just one of the gold mines explored today! Loretto Dennis Szucs, Vice President of Community Relations for, showcases new databases, new technologies, methods, and sources to improve your experience in family research. Learn how to get the most out of what has recently become available.

 Registration required. Open to all!